Paul Brett Signature Vintage Electro-Acoustic Guitars
Paul Brett, a known 12-string acoustic guitar expert, has worked with Vintage to create his very own 12 string and 6 string signature models.
Paul Brett's twin signature models, the VE8000PB 6-string and the VE8000PB-12 12-string acoustic guitar, were influenced by Paul's own collection of parlour guitars from the 1930s.
Both the vintage acoustic electric guitars are a sight to behold, with both featuring solid spruce tops with rosewood backs and sides. The 6-string guitar's neck joins the body at the 14th fret as it has been traditionally done, while the 12-string guitar model joins at the 14th fret. The neck is made of mahogany and the fingerboard is made of rosewood. Paul also had Graphtec TUSQ installed on the guitars for the Top Nut and Saddle. Its classic parlour size and shape makes it comfortable to handle and transport. Finally the guitars feature electronics provided by Fishman - Matrix Infinity with volume and tone controls.
Paul was originally known as a 6-string electric lead player before switching to acoustic guitar in the early 70s. He is however known for his 12-string guitar wizardry which started in the mid 70s. He has developed his own distinctive fingerpicking style, and over his 40-year career has played with or shared the stage with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Strawbs, Flower Pot Men, Barclay James Harvest, Status Quo, Free, Manfred Mann, Motörhead, The Who, and many more.
Paul was quoted saying: “I am absolutely amazed at how well my new Vintage Signature Guitars have turned out. They have surpassed all expectations, especially the 12-string, which is unique to the market and the initial reaction from everyone who has played one is fantastic. It is small-bodied with a loud voice and will play just about any style, from traditional blues and folk through the genres to rock classics like Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell. The matching 6-string is equally as versatile, and with a simple change of stings from light to medium on both guitars, you can have an amazing spectrum of sounds at your fingertips."
Paul Brett Continued with “They're so versatile and... the sound is like a cannon! All I suggest you do is try them out at your local dealer and judge for yourself. I very much doubt you will be disappointed – and your pocket certainly won't!”
Other equally talented acoustic guitar players gave their comments. Stefan Grossman says: “What a big sound for a little twelve string guitar. The PB 12-string has the rich tonal qualities of a 1920s Stella that set the standard for old country blues recordings. And the price can't be beat!”. John Renbourn commented that "Paul Brett knows all about 12-strings and the new Vintage guitar is a breakthrough, a real winner!”
Here is Paul Brett sampling the Vintage Paul Brett Signature 12-String acoustic-electric guitar:
The Paul Brett 12-string acoustic-electric guitar is priced at £499 while the 6-string version is priced at £449.
For the complete specification and further details, you can visit JHS Vintage Guitars.
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